Mr John Biggs-Davison: Where are the main difficulties? Does the RUC require more investigating staff, and should they be provided, or is the obstacle in the judicial process, in the courts? If there is a shortage of personnel in any respect, is anything being done to make good that shortage?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is it my hon. and learned Friend's impression that the Government of India remain the only obstacle to the return, which we would welcome, of Pakistan to the Commonwealth?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Will my hon. Friend reread the Pentateuch with regard to years of jubilee and debt remission and see whether it has any application to our present problems with the Third world?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: I applaud not only the achievements, but the stamina of my right hon. Friend. Is she aware that millions of Christians, Jews and Moslems are glad that she and her right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary testified to the principle of religious freedom? As my right hon. Friend moved about, did she sense the profound, continuing religious feeling among many Russians...
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Will the right hon. Gentleman give way?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Does my right hon. and learned Friend recall the whingeing, cringing predictions of international conflict and disaster by the Opposition Front Bench when the zone was first introduced? Has the zone not been fully justified and has not the Government's policy earned the thanks of the Falkland Islanders and the British people?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Epping Forest on 23 February, Official Report, column 8, what consideration he has now given to the memorandum about the running of the London Underground submitted to him by the hon. Member for Epping Forest.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Although the improvement of tracks and signals must take time, may immediate attention be given to the representations of the Line Users Action Group regarding timetables, with particular reference to Epping and Debden?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the working of the Anglo-Irish Agreement with specific reference to cross-border co-operation on security.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: With regard to security matters and assessing the Anglo-Irish Agreement will not the Parliament of the United Kingdom greatly miss the counsel and border experience of the late Lord Brookeborough? Do we not salute and grieve with the family of the right hon. and noble Viscount?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will make a statement on the allocation of the waiting list fund within the north-east Thames health region.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is the Minister aware that because of local and staff anxiety about the future of St. Margaret's hospital in Epping, the money that is being made available is much appreciated? Does he agree that that will result in a considerable cut in waiting time for operations, notably in oral surgery and ear, nose and throat cases?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: The House will be relieved to know that I do not propose to follow the right hon. and learned Member for Warley, West (Mr. Archer) in his wide-ranging and agreeable speech, but I shall respond to his invitation to have a moan. It is a moan that I have indulged in before now. I do that in relation to class VIII, paragraph 3 — expenditure by the Department of Education on various services...
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, when he next meets the chairman of London Regional Transport, he will raise with him the level of services on the London Underground; and if he will make a statement.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is my hon. Friend aware that I am grateful for the interest that he and the chairman are taking in the suffering of my constituents on the Central line? Will sympathetic consideration be given to constructive suggestions which may be made by the Central line users action group and myself?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Might not those who appear to believe in the divine right of investigative journalists reflect on what would have been thought, said and done if pre-war journalists had betrayed the secret of radar?
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that the soundings that a number of Conservative Members have taken in their constituencies indicate that his statement today and his stand have overwhelming support in this country? However, in so far as there may be Tamil political refugees from Sri Lanka, would it not be natural for them to return to their former homeland in India? Will the...
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Does my right hon. Friend think that when the Taoiseach said recently that the agreement is already making Unionists think in ways in which they had never thought before", he had in mind such an unprecedented event as the presentation of a mammoth petition to the Queen? When that petition is remitted by Her Majesty to her principal Secretary of State, will he give it due consideration and...
Mr John Biggs-Davison: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in what circumstances minors may be invited to give written consent to an abortion and to a general anaesthetic for such abortion, without parental knowledge; and whether he will make a statement.
Mr John Biggs-Davison: Dose my hon. Friend think that that squares with our principles of the defence of the family, family responsibility, parental responsibility and protection of the child?